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When two of your siblings have been working since they were infants and now head a billion dollar company, it may be hard to step out of their shadow. But that is exactly what Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister of twin powerhouses Mary-Kate and Ashley, has accomplished. With two indie films under her belt, and more scripts sure to follow, Elizabeth Olsen is making a name for herself and then some.
The little Olsen lit up the screen at last year’s Sundance Film Festival with two movies that received rave reviews from critics. Not one to rely on her sister’s fame to make it, according to Marie Claire, Olsen worked long and hard to be taken seriously in the acting world. She attended the distinguished Atlantic Theater Company at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, spent summers at musical theater camp, and attended the Moscow Art Theater School for a semester. Olsen told Marie Claire, "I never wanted anyone to think that I would use my family name to get me anywhere."
Olsen has certainly proven herself and become an indie film darling in the process. While we certainly love to see young actresses flourish in their career, we also want to know about those amazing clothes. Now, Elizabeth Olsen is no stranger to the fashion world (she is one half of Mary Kate & Ashley’s line Elizabeth & James) but don’t be too hasty in adding her to your best-dressed list. In an interview with a href= http://ellegirl.elle.com/girl-gossip/2011/elizabeth-olsen-on-college-fashion-and-annie-hall/>Elle Girl earlier this year, Olsen said, “I don’t have any interest in fashion at all, as a career. I love wearing clothes that are soft and comfortable.
Olsen will star next in the upcoming thriller, Red Lights, alongside Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver.